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Tree Planting Events

 We are back this fall with public tree planting events!

The COVID-19 pandemic has Londoners appreciating more than ever the importance of being healthy and resilient, and recognizing how nature helps provide that every day. A greener London is vital for everyone's good health and planting more trees in parks with social distancing in place, is a great way to continue making London a better place to live, work and play.  

 

 Fall 2020 Tree Planting Events Schedule:

Saturday September 19,  10 am - 1 pm
Pincombe Pond   (Bostwick) 

Saturday October 3,  10 am - 1 pm
Meander Creek (Kilally) 

Sunday September 20,  1 - 4 pm
Meadowgate Park   (Summerside) 

Sunday October 4,  1 - 4 pm
Whisperwood Park  (Byron) 

Saturday September 26,  10 am - 1 pm
Fox Hollow Ravine   (Whitehills) 

Saturday October 17,  10 am - 1 pm
Talbot Wetland   (Talbot / Lambeth) 

Sunday September 27,  1 - 4 pm
Briscoe Woods   (The Coves) 

 Sunday October 18,  1 - 4 pm
Thompson Ravine   (Glen Cairn) 

For directions and more information about each event, visit our registration page. 

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What to Know About Volunteering to Plant Trees

Tree Plantings

New for 2020:

  • All people interested in participating (including children) must be registered, so that we can maintain proper physical distancing and limit our participants to no more than 30 people per event. 
  • If you have your own shovel and gloves, please bring them along!

No experience or training is required to attend a tree planting event. We'll teach you how to plant a tree at the beginning of the event. Click here for more information about being a tree planter. 

Volunteer Groups If you are coming with a group of 10 more or more, please let us know so we can acknowledge your group at the planting.

Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you how to plant trees at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we plant rain or shine! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Bring a shovel if you have one, but we have many to lend you if you don’t.
  • High school students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
  • Some of our locations are tricky to find – Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
  • We do cancel plantings due to inclement weather – so please check our website or Facebook page  on the day-of if you are unsure.

Questions

For questions related to volunteering please contact:
Kelsey Nicholls, Community Engagement Coordinator 
Email: volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
Phone: 
519-936-9548 x 222